Analysts have high expectations for Maersk results

The Maersk Group is about to release a strong interim report, in which Maersk Line's profits in particular will boost the overall results, note several analysts who add that this looks like CEO Søren Skou's last chance to prove that his plan is working.

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When the Maersk Group publishes it second quarter interim report Wednesday, analysts, shareholders, and all other stakeholders in the large shipping and oil group will be keeping an eye on one thing in particualr.

Will CEO Søren Skou be able to keep the promises made for the full year? Namely a USD 1 billion improvement of Maersk Line's net result for 2017 compared to last year's deficit of USD 376 million, which would mean a full-year result for 2017 of USD 600-700 million.

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